Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

Which ASW are you planning to attend?

March 14
24
46%
April 4
15
29%
Don't know yet
8
15%
None :(
5
10%
 
Total votes: 52

arklaw13
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby arklaw13 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:08 am

PrideandGlory1776 wrote:Does anyone know if Vanderbilt negotiates with its scholarships? I've heard there one of the few that does not. Can anyone confirm that?


Their policy is to not negotiate. That said, if you have a compelling reason why you think you deserve more money coupled with a compelling reason why you want to be at Vandy, I doubt sending them an email articulating that would be completely without effect. That said, I'd send it in April.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby Caroa1992 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:29 am

arklaw13 wrote:
PrideandGlory1776 wrote:Does anyone know if Vanderbilt negotiates with its scholarships? I've heard there one of the few that does not. Can anyone confirm that?


Their policy is to not negotiate. That said, if you have a compelling reason why you think you deserve more money coupled with a compelling reason why you want to be at Vandy, I doubt sending them an email articulating that would be completely without effect. That said, I'd send it in April.


Ha whoops...

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby arklaw13 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:37 am

Caroa1992 wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
PrideandGlory1776 wrote:Does anyone know if Vanderbilt negotiates with its scholarships? I've heard there one of the few that does not. Can anyone confirm that?


Their policy is to not negotiate. That said, if you have a compelling reason why you think you deserve more money coupled with a compelling reason why you want to be at Vandy, I doubt sending them an email articulating that would be completely without effect. That said, I'd send it in April.


Ha whoops...


Well if you went ahead and sent something, it probably isn't the end of the world, as long as you had good reasons like I mentioned. I think what they don't want is people bouncing offers back and forth between them and other schools. I only suggested waiting until April because by then they'll have a better idea of their yield.

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KatyMarie
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby KatyMarie » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:43 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:Yeah...... My parents did not do me a solid on this one. I don't even know how they managed to throw it out...


I don't know how you guys manage to deal with this stuff....I don't even like it when my roommate gets the mail because I'm paranoid about something accidentally getting considered trash.

What a bummer :/ Hopefully you'll know what you got soon!

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mylifeis24
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby mylifeis24 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:45 pm

Received my letter in D.C. today, but I think due to the weather it was meant to be received yesterday. Chancellor's Scholarship with the 5K first-summer stipend, for a total of 110K. On par with what I was expecting. Though I love the thought of 110K less debt, I'm not convinced it outweighs the benefits of CCN even at sticker.

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:55 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:Received my letter in D.C. today, but I think due to the weather it was meant to be received yesterday. Chancellor's Scholarship with the 5K first-summer stipend, for a total of 110K. On par with what I was expecting. Though I love the thought of 110K less debt, I'm not convinced it outweighs the benefits of CCN even at sticker.


You can go ahead and throw that my way, then. :lol: :lol:

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KatyMarie
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby KatyMarie » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:12 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:Received my letter in D.C. today, but I think due to the weather it was meant to be received yesterday. Chancellor's Scholarship with the 5K first-summer stipend, for a total of 110K. On par with what I was expecting. Though I love the thought of 110K less debt, I'm not convinced it outweighs the benefits of CCN even at sticker.


+1 Really tough decision.

FluffMonster
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby FluffMonster » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:30 pm

Just checked the mail and I still haven't gotten my letter. Has anyone else not recieved theirs?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby ktatl14 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:00 pm

Jules239 wrote:Just checked the mail and I still haven't gotten my letter. Has anyone else not recieved theirs?


Checking in, accepted awhile back. And I haven't. I'm kinda worried. Vandy was my top, but can't afford to pay sticker. Is this normal?

mattyice122
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby mattyice122 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:53 pm

ktatl14 wrote:
Jules239 wrote:Just checked the mail and I still haven't gotten my letter. Has anyone else not recieved theirs?


Checking in, accepted awhile back. And I haven't. I'm kinda worried. Vandy was my top, but can't afford to pay sticker. Is this normal?


I'm wondering the same thing. Nothing here but I have been having a lot of trouble with mail delivery lately. The person I spoke to in admissions said they could email it to me Friday if I still hadn't received anything.

Has anyone received something saying they didn't get a scholarship? How does that work?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby arklaw13 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:54 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:Received my letter in D.C. today, but I think due to the weather it was meant to be received yesterday. Chancellor's Scholarship with the 5K first-summer stipend, for a total of 110K. On par with what I was expecting. Though I love the thought of 110K less debt, I'm not convinced it outweighs the benefits of CCN even at sticker.


Depends on your target market. Any idea where you want to end up?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby yost » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:59 pm

I received my scholarship offer in the mail today and was in the two day range. Solid 80K. Definitely makes Vanderbilt a player for me. Stats are in my profile.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby FluffMonster » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:05 pm

yost wrote:I received my scholarship offer in the mail today and was in the two day range. Solid 80K. Definitely makes Vanderbilt a player for me. Stats are in my profile.


That makes me feel better. I hope mine is coming tomorrow. :P

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby mylifeis24 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:14 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:Received my letter in D.C. today, but I think due to the weather it was meant to be received yesterday. Chancellor's Scholarship with the 5K first-summer stipend, for a total of 110K. On par with what I was expecting. Though I love the thought of 110K less debt, I'm not convinced it outweighs the benefits of CCN even at sticker.


Depends on your target market. Any idea where you want to end up?


Goals aren't set yet, but definitely NY or DC for public interest, criminal or appellate litigation work. Plan is to clerk immediately following school and see where the road takes me from there.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby arklaw13 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:24 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:Received my letter in D.C. today, but I think due to the weather it was meant to be received yesterday. Chancellor's Scholarship with the 5K first-summer stipend, for a total of 110K. On par with what I was expecting. Though I love the thought of 110K less debt, I'm not convinced it outweighs the benefits of CCN even at sticker.


Depends on your target market. Any idea where you want to end up?


Goals aren't set yet, but definitely NY or DC for public interest, criminal or appellate litigation work. Plan is to clerk immediately following school and see where the road takes me from there.


Wouldn't pick your school based on wanting to clerk since you'll need great grades no matter where you go (outside HYS). For NYC I'd pick CCN over Vandy, although Cornell with 100k off isn't a bad choice either. DC is a crapshoot because you'll need great grades wherever. If you want to start out PI after possibly clerking, I'd do CCN. Generally, if you have no interest in the Southeast, I'd pick CCN over Vandy.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby mylifeis24 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:28 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:Received my letter in D.C. today, but I think due to the weather it was meant to be received yesterday. Chancellor's Scholarship with the 5K first-summer stipend, for a total of 110K. On par with what I was expecting. Though I love the thought of 110K less debt, I'm not convinced it outweighs the benefits of CCN even at sticker.


Depends on your target market. Any idea where you want to end up?


Goals aren't set yet, but definitely NY or DC for public interest, criminal or appellate litigation work. Plan is to clerk immediately following school and see where the road takes me from there.


Wouldn't pick your school based on wanting to clerk since you'll need great grades no matter where you go (outside HYS). For NYC I'd pick CCN over Vandy, although Cornell with 100k off isn't a bad choice either. DC is a crapshoot because you'll need great grades wherever. If you want to start out PI after possibly clerking, I'd do CCN. Generally, if you have no interest in the Southeast, I'd pick CCN over Vandy.


Those were my thoughts as well. Here's to hoping I don't end up paying sticker at CCN!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby gta » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:28 am

FYI I also have not received a letter and am in the two-day range... Keep crossing my fingers that every day will be the day... Hopefully today!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:32 am

mattyice122 wrote:
ktatl14 wrote:
Jules239 wrote:Just checked the mail and I still haven't gotten my letter. Has anyone else not recieved theirs?


Checking in, accepted awhile back. And I haven't. I'm kinda worried. Vandy was my top, but can't afford to pay sticker. Is this normal?


I'm wondering the same thing. Nothing here but I have been having a lot of trouble with mail delivery lately. The person I spoke to in admissions said they could email it to me Friday if I still hadn't received anything.

Has anyone received something saying they didn't get a scholarship? How does that work?


I've heard that you receive a letter regardless, even if the amount is $0.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby Robbin Blue » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:25 pm

110k! Definitely not bad, but 15k a year in tuition alone still doesn't sound fantastic.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby FluffMonster » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:13 pm

Robbin Blue wrote:110k! Definitely not bad, but 15k a year in tuition alone still doesn't sound fantastic.


Congrats! In what day range for delivery are you?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby Robbin Blue » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:17 pm

Jules239 wrote:
Robbin Blue wrote:110k! Definitely not bad, but 15k a year in tuition alone still doesn't sound fantastic.


Congrats! In what day range for delivery are you?


2 day, but I just checked my mailbox for the first time this week, so I'm not sure when it actually arrived. Sorry!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby KatyMarie » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:08 pm

Robbin Blue wrote:110k! Definitely not bad, but 15k a year in tuition alone still doesn't sound fantastic.


+1. Has anyone gotten a higher offer than 110k yet?

mattyice122
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby mattyice122 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:28 pm

Who else is excited to call tomorrow morning to ask for the email version of the letter?!

At least now I know the wait is (allegedly) going to be less than a day!

gta
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby gta » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:57 am

I received an email earlier today from VLS that included the following:

Financial Aid Award Notices will be mailed late next week (USPS) to admitted students who have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Those of you that have not received award letters yet, did you submit a FAFSA? I am in this group, so it looks like I'll need to wait another week or so.

Their first email could have been worded better to avoid this confusion.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby FluffMonster » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:09 am

gta wrote:I received an email earlier today from VLS that included the following:

Financial Aid Award Notices will be mailed late next week (USPS) to admitted students who have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Those of you that have not received award letters yet, did you submit a FAFSA? I am in this group, so it looks like I'll need to wait another week or so.

Their first email could have been worded better to avoid this confusion.


I'm not sure if this includes scholarships or just tells you your loan eligibility. Did anyone who filled out FAFSA already recieve their scholarships??




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